WIT Press


A Planar Bilayer Lipid Membrane Biosensor Based On Enzymes In The Service Of Environmental Monitoring

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP160091

Volume

209

Pages

12

Page Range

91 - 102

Published

2016

Size

456 kb

Author(s)

K. N. Georgopoulos, C. G. Siontorou

Abstract

The purpose of this study is the design of a biosensor taking into account the needs, the existing parameters and the environmental constraints in various ecosystems. Real time measurements from such biosensor could lead to reliable decisions about the status of an ecosystem. Two different approaches are presented in this paper. The first is a knowledge-based approach aimed to create an information tool suitable for measuring the critical parameters of a specific ecosystem. The second is an analytical development approach of the construction of a horseradish biosensor for peroxide detection.

Keywords

environmental monitoring, water pollution, lipid bilayer, membranes, enzyme, environmental biosensor, hydrocarbons, horseradish biosensor, peroxide detection, transmembrane ion, enzyme immobilization